Grant Funding Available for Summer/After School Feeding Programs

An opportunity is available to cities in Alabama for funding to help expand their summer/after school feeding programs.  The RFP has been released and the deadline is July 15th.  

FRAC & NLC launch CHAMPS grant in Alabama, California, and Kansas

With support from the Walmart Foundation, the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and National League of Cities (NLC) are launching a fourth round of CHAMPS (Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs). Through CHAMPS, NLC and FRAC have worked with cities across the country to develop and implement strategies for elected city officials and city agencies to increase children’s access to healthy meals through the federally funded Summer and Afterschool Meal Programs.

This round of CHAMPS seeks to work with cities on a state-based approach in partnership with local anti-hunger organizations and state municipal leagues. The cities in three states – Alabama, California, and Kansas – will work to increase participation in both the Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs by providing meals to over 30,000 additional children.

To be eligible to apply for grant funding and technical assistance, you must work within a city agency in Alabama, California, or Kansas. Grants from $5,000 to $40,000 are available for cities that demonstrate a strong commitment to launch or expand local efforts to provide afterschool and summer meals utilizing the federal nutrition programs. The project’s grant period will run from June 2016 - December 2017.

Follow this link to sign-up and access the RFP (due July 15th). If you have questions or would like more information, contact Jamie Nash at or (202) 626-3160.